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[audio]Interview with Stanley Shaff and Douglas McEachern, creators of Audium, a Theatre in Sound based in San Francisco - Audium
Charles Amirkhanian speaks with Stanley Shaff and Douglas McEachern about their creation, Audium, a Theatre in Sound located in San Francisco California. This interview, one of the first done by Amirkhanian who joined KPFA on 8 July 1969, honors two of the most innovative pioneers of modern spatial music. Shaff, who celebrates his 75th birthday on February 14, 2004, is a featured composer at Other Minds Festival 10, taking place in San Francisco March 4-5-6 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts...
Keywords: Sound Art
Downloads: 191
[audio]Music To Make You Blind: Interview With Lowell Cross from KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series, 1971 - Lowell Cross
Ode To Gravity with Charles Amirkhanian, Music To Make You Blind: Interview With Lowell Cross Originally broadcast live on January 13, 1971 on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series. Lowell Cross is a composer of electronic music and a builder of sound synthesizing devices. He discusses his recent collaboration with David Tudor involving laser projections which was premiered at the Osaka World's Fair. This program includes a stereo recording of Video II-B...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Electronic; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 438
[audio]Lois V Vierk, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1987 - Lois V Vierk
Lois V Vierk interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, April 23, 1987. Composer Lois V Vierk uses multiples of the same instrument to create throbbing sheets of textural sound which develop in time according to her system of "exponential structure." Accordionist Guy Klucevsek plays her Manhattan Cascade for four accordions (1984). Other Music includes "Dark Bourne" for four bassoons and four celli (1985) and "Go Guitars" for five electri...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 462
[audio]Lou Harrison and Bill Colvig Interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian, 1989 - Lou Harrison, Bill Colvig, Charles Amirkhanian
Charles Amirkhanian talks with one of America's most distinguished composers, Lou Harrison, whose use of gamelan instruments and interest in other musics of the world helped bring an appreciation of Pacific and Asian music to the U.S. William Colvig has collaborated with Harrison for many years, building original and gamelan-inspired instruments. The program begins with Eric Marin's film documenting Harrison & Colvig, and continues with excerpts from Harrison's Piano Concerto (featuring Keith Ja...
Keywords: Interview and Music; Unconventional Instruments; New Music
Downloads: 550
[audio]Stephen Vincent and Susie Garrett (Scofield) on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series, 1973 - Stephen Vincent, Susie Garrett (Scofield)
Two Bay Area poets who have approached readings and poetry teaching in experimental ways are featured performing their poems together with music played on flutes, thumb pianos and drums. Stephen Vincent and Susie Garrett (Scofield) (accompanied by Jeff Booker) read a number of poems, "cross read", and speak about their activities in the Bay Area poetry scene. Vincent also talks briefly about "Shocks," his new critical magazine with a focus on Bay Area poets, readings and books...
Keywords: Modern American Prose and Poetry
Downloads: 286
[audio]Charles Amirkhanian Concert at 1750 Arch on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series, 1973 - Charles Amirkhanian
Beginning in 1972, KPFA Radio broadcast weekly on Friday nights over high quality phone lines from a lovely home in North Berkeley owned by baritone singer Thomas Buckner. The address and name of the concert hall and record company was 1750 Arch Street, and many brilliant composers and performers made this 49-seat hall the place to be in Northern California to hear classical music of all periods with an emphasis on the contemporary...
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Spoken Word; KPFA-FM; Charles Amirkhanian; 1750 Arch Street
Downloads: 338
[audio]Evenings on the Roof with Peter Yates: Harry Partch Series #4 - Harry Partch, Peter Yates
Evenings on the Roof with Peter Yates, Harry Partch Series #4 includes interviews and music. Harry Partch introduces himself, his 43-tone scale, and demonstrates his instruments. Music selections played and sung by Partch, from Gate 5 Records: [9:09] wordless piece marked "steady in an ancient phrygian scale" [10:27] wordless piece marked "steady in a Greek enharmonic scale" [12:20] "The Rose" [13:58] "The Crane" based on a text by Lao Tze [15:35] "The Wind" [17:13] "The Waterfall" [18:17] "The ...
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 759 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]An Evening with John Cage: A KPFA Program by Robert Moran and Howard Hersh, 1967 - John Cage, Robert Moran, Howard Hersh
A Cage-like event by Howard Hersh and Bob Moran improvised at the KPFA Berkeley studios incorporating much of Cage's Lecture and other things.
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 735 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Pamela Z, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1989 - Pamela Z
Pamela Z interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, November 2, 1989. In conjunction with her artist-in-residency work at the Exploratorium, Pamela Z presents a sampling of her live solo performance work with electronics and discussed her techniques, influences, favorite musicians, new directions, collaboration, and the context of her work in the current new music milieu.
Keywords: Avantgarde; Vocal; 20th Century Classical; Performance Art
Downloads: 353
[audio]A Program on Fylkingen, art center in Sweden, from KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series, 1971 - Charles Amirkhanian
FYLKINGEN: Revolutionary music and technological art center near Stockholm, Sweden. This program deals with the revolutionary music and technological art center near Stockholm, Sweden, called Fylkingen. Included in this program are examples of linguistically-oriented experimental music, called by the Swedes "text-sound compositions." Note: Language Warning Charles Amirkhanian explores the "text-sound" compositions of the forward thinking FYLKINGEN art center...
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Documentary; Text-Sound Composition
Downloads: 682
[audio]Will Charles Boone Please Step Forward? - Charles Boone
Bay Area composer Charles Boone in conversation with Charles Amirkhanian, recorded June 27, 1972 at KPFA Berkeley. Topics of discussion include Boones musical education, relationship with other composers and the situation of composers living on the West (in comparison to that of composers on the East Coast). A selection of his music includes Oblique Formation (for flute and piano), A Cool Glow of Radiation(for flute and tape) and Starfish (for clarinet, two violins, two percussion and piano).
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 303
[audio]John Cage performance at Putah Creek Lodge, Davis California on November 21, 1969 - John Cage
Each year for some time the music department at the University of California Davis invited a well-known musician to lecture for a term on material of his own choice. John Cage accepted such an appointment for Fall, 1969. In addition to his class, John Cage scheduled a one-day musical exposition for November 21, 1969, centering around the music of Erik Satie. It was to be called Godamusicday, a title which, because of a university policy banning obscene language, was ultimately rejected...
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 1,598 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Nicolas Slonimsky, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1987 - Nicolas Slonimsky
Nicolas Slonimsky interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, March 12, 1987. Tune into an evening of Nicolas Slonimskys highly comic logorrhea. Host Charles Amirkhanian hardly needs to ask a question of his 92-year old Russian-born guest, the father of the grandmother chord. An erudite musicologist, conductor, composer, pianist, and author of many books including Music Since 1900, Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns, and Lexicon of M...
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 724
[audio]Conlon Nancarrow on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series from 1987 including interviews from Mexico City and New York recorded in 1977 - Conlon Nancarrow
In an interview by Charles Amirkhanian with Conlon Nancarrow at this Mexico City home in 1977, the composer reveals details of his compositions for one or more player pianos including the equipment needed to hand-punch the holes into the piano rolls. Reminiscences of the artists residing in Mexico City from the 1940s on, including Diego Rivera, are recounted. There are recordings of several "Studies for Player Piano" presented, and in one instance, a composition for traditional instruments (Stri...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; Avantgarde
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[audio]Susan Stone, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1991 - Susan Stone
Sound poet Susan Stone interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, May 23, 1991. A master of mixed-media performance, Stone is in the forefront of current experimental work in voice, language, and tape. Her exploration of the human psyche, particularly of female characters struggling with the elements of intimacy, is at the core of her subject matter...
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Experimental
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[audio]Morning Concert: Interview with Mordecai Bauman, 1980 - Mordecai Bauman
Modern music rarely has enjoyed a specialist with such a voice. Mordecai Bauman was an American originala politically motivated artist who was at the far left wing of progressive politics in the 1930s. The quality and beauty of this talented baritone's singing rivaled both Enrico Caruso AND Paul Robeson. Here he speaks about his distinguished career which included the first recordings of songs by Charles Ives and his acquaintanceship with such left-wing composers as Elie Siegmeister, Marc Blitzs...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; 20th Century Classical; Art Songs
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[audio]Pauline Oliveros, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1985 - Pauline Oliveros
Pauline Oliveros interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, February 21, 1985. Charles Amirkhanian speaks with Pauline Oliveros about her current works, her overall evolution as a composer, Deep Listening, her instrument the accordion, improvisation, collaboration, teaching and more. The interview also includes live and taped performances of her works...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Improvisation
Downloads: 418
[audio]Armenian Martyr's Day, KPFA Morning Concert Special, 1992
Morning Concert Armenian Martyr's Day, April 24, 1992. Recorded live at KPFA FM Radio, this concert was timed to coincide with Armenian Martyr's Day. In Turkey on April 24, 1915, the leaders of the Ottoman Empire set in motion a genocidal massacre of Armenians in an effort to rid the country of this Christian minority that had lived in peace there for many centuries. Beginning with the touching folk tune Garoun A, transcribed by Komitas for chorus and piano, Charles Amirkhanian introduces a prog...
Keywords: Documentary; 20th Century Classical; World Music
Downloads: 744
[audio]Elder Statesmen of American Music: Ernst Bacon, Otto Luening, Leo Ornstein, Dane Rudhyar, Nicholas Slonimsky, and Virgil Thomson - Charles Amirkhanian
This program of Elder Statesmen of America include Ernst Bacon, Otto Luening, Leo Ornstein, Dane Rudhyar, Nicholas Slonimsky, Virgil Thomson. Each of these octogenarian began their careers when no recognizable "American" classical music existed. Each of them (as of 1981) still were actively working on their craft. All have, in their individual ways, advanced the cause of modern American music. Producer Charles Amirkhanian traveled the country to collect materials for audio portraits of these "El...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; Documentary; Avantgarde
Downloads: 475
[audio]John Cage at Crown Point Press, Berkeley California 1982 - John Cage, Kathan Brown
A reading at Crown Point Press at the opening of John Cage's exhibit of etchings on April 18, 1982. Includes interview with founder Kathan Brown, excerpt from Cage's Indeterminancy (from the Folkways recording), Composition in Retrospect, and Diary: How to Improve the World, You'll Only Make Matters Worse (Continued 1972 - 1982).
Downloads: 719
[audio]Peter Garland: Matachin Dances performed at New Music America 1981 - Peter Garland
Peter Garland on New Music America in 1981, San Francisco California. This recording is available from Cold Blue Records, www.coldbluemusic.com.
Keywords: Avantgarde
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[audio]Interview and music with American mezzo-soprano Cathy Berberian on KPFA's Ode to Gravity, 1972 - Cathy Berberian
Cathy Berberian Interviewed on KPFAs Ode to Gravity, November 1, 1972. Charles Amirkhanians interview with the legendary mezzo-soprano Cathy Berberian was recorded informally in her home in Milan. With birdsongs, traffic noise, and the arrival of a telegram from Luciano Berio in the background, the singer talks about her theory of the New Vocality, her approach to recitals, her upbringing and musical training, her experience working with Igor Stravinsky, and many other topics Enjoy musical examp...
Keywords: Opera; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 1,580
[audio]Shibui Is The Word: Contemporary Music in Japan, 1961 - Heuwell Tircuit, Glenn Glasow
Heuwell Tircuit, American music critic in Tokyo, explains the success of some contemporary music in Japan. He also accounts for the incredible musical activity and illustrates with recordings in this conversation with Glenn Glasow. This program was recorded on March 4, 1961 at KPFA.
Keywords: Documentary; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 662
[audio]Vincent Plush, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1986 - Vincent Plush
Composer Vincent Plush interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, September 4, 1986. A protege of Australia's most important living composer Peter Sculthorpe, often compared to our own Lou Harrison, Plush could be described as a down under counterpart to our own John Adams. Plush's orchestral work "Pacifica" is cut from the same cloth as Adams' "Harmonium" and his work often treats historical Australian figures.
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 2,131
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Interview with Bob Sheff
Robert Sheff (aka Blue Gene Tyranny) interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian. Sheff discusses his career as a composer, performer and recording artist, including early activities growing up in Texas, his involvement with the ONCE festivals, his work at Mills College Center for New Music and his interest in composing for film. Compositions included (and discussed) include Black Forest Trading Post; Country Boy, Country Dog; L'Invasion Printainiere; and The Flow of Body and Mind (becomes Music for Any ...
Keywords: Music and Interview; Electro-Acoustic/Electronic; KPFA-FM; Bob Sheff; Blue Gene Tyranny
Downloads: 1,230
[audio]Carl Rakosi Reading and Interview on KPFA's Ode To Gravity, 1971 - Carl Rakosi
Carl Rakosi (born November 6, 1903, Berlin) was one of the four so-called Objectivist poets of the thirties along with Louis Zukofsky, George Oppen and Charles Reznikoff. The Minneapolis poet gave up his art in 1941 to become a social worker and psychotherapist under the pseudonym Callman Rawley; he resumed writing in 1964 and his book Amulet was published by New Directions in 1967. Late in 1971 his new book, Ere-Voice, appeared...
Keywords: Modern American Prose and Poetry; objectivist
Downloads: 414 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Charles Dodge, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1986 - Charles Dodge
Charles Dodge interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, February 27, 1986. Charles Amirkhanian hosts an evening with electronic music composer Charles Dodge. Dodges stated intent is to discover new ideas by experimenting with new technology. He elaborates on the technical aspects of his computerized music, which extends human speech into realms not possible without the aid of technology...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Experimental; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 586 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]San Francisco Chamber Music Society Concert (pieces by Pauline Oliveros, Ramon Sender, Morton Subotnick, Robert Moran, Doulgas Leedy, Anthony Gnazzo and Charles Shere), 1976 - Robert Moran, Anthony Gnazzo, Pauline Oliveros, Ramon Sender, Douglas Leedy, Charles Shere, Morton Subotnick
San Francisco Chamber Music Society Concert from November 15, 1976. The most unconventional composers in the Bay Area at the time, presented on a series usually host to more conventional classical music. Imagine a fish aquarium with staff lines drawn on it. Now play the fish as they move up and down the scale in the bowl. You have the concept of this infamous work that, for a short time, became the talk of the town here in San Francisco...
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical; tape collage
Downloads: 1,542 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Hut Harsh Mutt Marsh (Early Text-Sound Works by Charles Amirkhanian) - Charles Amirkhanian
Compositions which fall between the media of music and poetry. Includes Radii, EEYvYUSS, Dactl Dactl Mther Mther Mther Bongg Bongg Frgid, Each'll, Sniro and If In Is. A March 29, 1972 KPFA broadcast, just before Amirkhanian's first trip to Europe where he worked in the studios of Swedish Radio, courtesy of Fylkingen, to make works for the 5th annual festival of text-sound composition. Please note: the commentary track is deliberately altered and treated itself as a compositional element of the p...
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Avantgarde
Downloads: 512 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Elizabeth (Libby) Larsen, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1986 - Elizabeth Larsen
Composer Libby Larsen interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, November 13, 1986. The composer and co-founder of the American Composers Forum is lively and candid in this late-eighties period piece in front of a live audience. Questioned by Charles Amirkhanian and members of the audience, Larsen talks about many things including her background (entering music school with a deep background in "stride boogie, Gregorian chant, and the Mick...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 369
[audio]Anthony Braxton, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1985 - Anthony Braxton
Anthony Braxton interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, December 5, 1985. The distinguished composer and improvisor, recently appointed to the music faculty at Mills College in Oakland, discusses foundation materials for vocabulary and structural models in his music. Using the seminal composition JMK-80/CFN-7 (Composition 26b) which he premiered in 1971 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco, Braxton illustrates his new me...
Keywords: Jazz; Interview
Downloads: 2,492 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]The History of Sound Poetry: An Introduction - Charles Amirkhanian
Charles Amirkhanian traces developments in 20th Century text-sound composition, including recorded examples by such historical figures as Kurt Schwitters, Raoul Hausmann, Ernst Toch, Gertrude Stein, Mauricio Lemaitre, François Dufrene and Henri Chopin. More modern examples of American work follows. Production of this program funded by the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission.
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Documentary; Electro-Acoustic/Electronic
Downloads: 1,381
[audio]Laurie Anderson on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series from 1984 - Laurie Anderson
Having signed with Warner Brother Records, Laurie Anderson was soon to be at the height of her career in the mid-80s. This interview/lecture is incredibly insightful for both Anderson fans and those who have fond memories of the experimentation being done in the form of challenging and intelligent pop songs during the early to mid-80s. In part 1 of this interview before a live audience of 1000 at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music series in the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Charles Amirkhanian...
Keywords: Avantgarde
Downloads: 3,084
[audio]John Adams on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series from 1973 - John Adams
With host Charles Amirkhanian, composer/conductor/clarinet player John Adams, the newly appointed Director of the New Music Ensemble at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music discuss his academic and music background, the Ensemble, conducting, contemporary music and the prospects of having new music performed by symphony orchestras. Recordings of Adams compositions Heavy Metal (set to words of William Burroughs), American Standard (including the three sections comprised of a march, a hymn and a...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; Avantgarde
Downloads: 1,074
[audio]Henry Brant at KPFA Berkeley, 1971 - Henry Brant
Henry Brant, born in 1913 in Montreal, surveys his music with Charles Amirkhanian. Brant has enlarged upon musical practices of Gabrielli and Ives to create spatial music. This music calls for the physical separation of different groups of musicians within the performance space who simultaneously perform wildly diverse music in and around the audience. Brant has experimented with unusual instruments some of which have been built specifically for his compositions...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview and Music; New Music; Unconventional Instruments; Henry Brant
Downloads: 919
[audio]Gavin Bryars, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1986 - Gavin Bryars
The English composer Gavin Bryars is interviewed onstage in front of a live audience by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, February 13, 1986. With his wry sense of humor and his fascination with arcane philosophical movements of the early Twentieth Century, Bryars fashions an engrossing evening of story telling, intermixed with discussions of his latest musical achievements.
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; Minimalism
Downloads: 544
[audio]Charles Amirkhanian & Anthony Gnazzo: William Panda with Back Mark to Martyre - Charles Amirkhanian & Anthony Gnazzo
A collection of collaborative sound pieces for radio by Anthony Gnazzo and Charles Amirkhanian. This program has sensitive language. We hope you are a sensitive listener.
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Spoken Word; Electro-Acoustic/Electronic; Anthony Gnazzo; Charles Amirkhanian
Downloads: 392
[audio]Lou Harrison Interview with Charles Amirkhanian, 1975 - Lou Harrison and Charles Amirkhanian
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Lou Harrison and Bill Colvig to promote a series of Benefit Concerts scheduled during the summer of 1975 at the Center of World Music (2640 College Ave.). The features and uniqueness of the Center are discussed, and examples of music studied and performed there are presented via recorded music of Javanese gamelan, Chinese pipa, a selection from Harry Partchs The Letter, and a recording of Harrisons Canticle No...
Downloads: 314
[audio]David Raksin, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1988 - David Raksin
David Raksin interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, January 28, 1988. Composer David Raksin died at 92 in August 2004. As a memorial tribute, Other Minds presents his appearance in front of a live audience at the Speaking of Music series in San Francisco. Raksin is interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian and takes questions from the audience...
Keywords: Soundtrack; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 911
[etree]Big Island Shindig Live at KPFA Studios on 2005-11-09 - Big Island Shindig
01. Living 02. Disco Mary > 03. David Gans Hello 04. Chocolate Kind 05. The Way The Game Is Played 06. Water Song > 07. Smoothe Criminal 08. David Gans 09. Bacon 10. Another In The Line 11. The Top intro 12. The Top 13. David Gans Goodbye (54:33) Notes: Live Radio & internet Broadcast!
Keywords: Live concert
Downloads: 1,511 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[etree]Rubber Souldiers Live at KPFA Performance Studio on 2009-01-21 - Rubber Souldiers
d1t01 You're Gonna Lose That Girl d1t02 interview d1t03 The Word d1t04 Baby's In Black d1t05 Girl > Things We Said Today d1t06 interview d1t07 I Never Realized d1t08 All My Loving > Within You Without You > Rain d1t09 interview d1t10 Doctor Robert
Keywords: Beatles; Jam Band; Rowan Brothers; David Gans; Paul Knight; CC Dawson
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[audio]Pauline Oliveros Theatre Piece for Trombone with Stuart Dempster, 1965 - Pauline Oliveros
Composed together with Elizabeth Harris (staging) and performed by Stuart Dempster at a concert given in 1965 at 321 Divisidero Street in San Francisco. Charles Boone describes the action and setting preceeding the very theatrical performance involving candles, hose, funnels and other unusual props. From a live broadcast. KPFA had telephone lines installed into the San Francisco Tape Music Center so that concerts before a live audience could be heard live.
Keywords: Music; Performance Art; Electro-Acoustic/Electronic; KPFA-FM; San Francisco Tape Music Center
Downloads: 790
[audio]An Interview With Dick Higgins, 1971 - Dick Higgins
An interview with intermedia artist Dick Higgins, who discusses his views about California Institute of the Arts, artists and his company, Something Else Press, with Richard Friedman and Anthony Gnazzo. This was recorded Sunday, June 13, 1971, at the KPFA studios, after Higgins resigned his post at Cal Arts. He discusses his reasons for leaving and the problems he faced there. He also gives his ideas on what an arts institute should be like, and why he and his press were moving to Vermont...
Keywords: Avantgarde
Downloads: 504 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Robert Dick, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1990 - Robert Dick
Flute virtuoso Robert Dick performs his works Flames Must Not Encircle Sides and Further Down while discussing his efforts to extend flute techniques and his work on designing a new flute capable of playing chords. In Part Two, Robert Dick performs Heart of Light for Ab alto piccollo, Look Out, which he composed for High School students, Another Look, a flute solo in the style of Jimi Hendrix, and discusses his teacher, Indian flute music, and the flute in 20th century music.
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 796
[audio]Panel Discussion on the Firing of Two Co-directors of the Mills College Tape Music Center, 1969 - Anthony J. Gnazzo & Lowell Cross
This program consists of a panel discussion on the subject of the firing of the two co-directors of the Mills College Tape Music Center (Anthony Gnazzo and Lowell Cross). KPFA Music Director Howard Hersh interviews Gnazzo, Cross, and composers Eugene Turitz, Alden Jenks, and Ann Kish and student representative Susan Lynch about the action of the college. The College was offered time to respond but declined...
Downloads: 211
[audio]John Cage at KPFA on July 29, 1971 - John Cage
On the evening of Thursday, July 29, 1971, John Cage visited KPFA to talk about his current activities and interests and also to read the first and fifth sections from his Diary: How to improve the world (you will only make matters worse). He also reads a high school oratory which garnered a permanent trophy for Los Angeles High School where he was valedictorian of the class of 1928. Present in the room during the discussion are also Charles Amirkhanian, Richard Friedman, Charles Shere and Gerar...
Keywords: Interview; Experimental Literature; Avant-Garde; John Cage; KPFA-FM
Downloads: 1,722 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Alan Hovhaness Concert at St. John's Church, Berkeley California, February 1978 - Alan Hovhaness
Alan Hovhaness Concert recorded February 25, 1978 at St. John's Church in Berkeley, California. This concert was presented by 1750 Arch Street. Alan Hovhaness, composer & pianist Hinako Fujihara, soprano Jean Hovhaness Nandi, harpischord Part I Couperin: Pieces de Clavecin, Ordre XIII Hovhaness: Sonata for Harpsichord, Op. 306 (Premiere) Celestial Canticle for Soprano & Piano, Op. 305 (Premiere) Total Length 44:44 Part II: Hovhaness: Sonata for Piano "Ananda", Op...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 1,687
[audio]An Hour of Word Compositions by composer Anthony Gnazzo from KPFA's Ode To Gravity, 1971 - Anthony Gnazzo
An hour of word compositions by composer Anthony Gnazzo on KPFA's Ode To Gravity, 1971. Born in Plainville, Connecticut, in 1936, Gnazzo has resided in Oakland, California, since 1968 and is regarded as one of the most talented but hermetic West Coast Fluxus-influenced sound and visual poets. His use of cut-up techniques, mathematical structures and typography reflect an obsessive precision, reflected as well in the quality of his purely audio works...
Keywords: Text-Sound Composition
Downloads: 1,306
[audio]On Varese's Ionisation, 1973 - Edgar Varese, Nicolas Slonimsky, David Cloud
This program was produced for broadcast on the 40th anniversary of the world premiere of Ionisation, a percussion work by Edgar Varese. Nicolas Slonimsky, who conducted that performance, reminisces about the event with David Cloud of KPFK. Recorded on March 6, 1973. Varese's music was one of the first pieces in Western Classical music history performed solely on percussion instruments. Using a variety of conventional (snare drum, bass drum) and unconventional sources (sirens, Lion's roar), the m...
Keywords: Interview; New Music; Orchestral Music; Edgar Varese
Downloads: 2,860 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Interview with Archie Henderson III, Robert Hughes & Olga Rudge on Ezra Pound
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Archie Henderson III, Robert Hughes & Olga Rudge about the music of Ezra Pound upon the performance of his works in San Francisco on March 28, 1983. You can also read about and purchase the Other Minds' CD "Ego Scriptor Cantilenae, the Music of Ezra Pound" by going to http://www.otherminds.org
Keywords: Interview; Poetry; Opera; Ezra Pound
Downloads: 457
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